So, on my 2014 kodi there is an engine oil drain bolt, probably takes a 7/8" socket...(I get that)...beside it is a second drain plug with an Allen head...what is that for ? Never removed it yet...
Pardon my ignorance here but why would there be a diff drain plug beside the engine oil drain plug ?... the rear diff has its own drain plug seperate from what I am trying to identify.
Weird how the Allen head drain doesn’t line up with the hole in the skid plate though?? Thanks for the clarification as I thought it was odd. I’ve sold my kodiak recently but this is good infoJust for clarification on the subject, the Allen head drain bolt is the ACTUAL correct oil drain plug. Many Yamaha models use it, and have been using that same drain plug for decades. Although most do not even realize it.
The large drain plug with the spring and metal screen is the oil pump pickup screen. The metal screen is the first defense to filter out larger particles from going through the oil pump. It is normal to see aluminum flakes or slivers in that screen. It should be cleaned on every oil change anyway, and is the largest drain on the bottom of the engine, so most think it's the drain plug. It drains all the oil and does the same thing as the correct drain plug, so it doesn't really matter.